Category Archives: State of Oregon

Multnomah and Clackamas County Commissioners to Choose Lininger’s Replacement

Commissioners from Clackamas and Multnomah counties will meet Sept. 13 in Lake Oswego to select the new state representative for House District 38. Incumbent Ann Lininger, D-Lake Oswego, resigned Aug. 15 as she was appointed to the Clackamas County Circuit Court by Gov. Kate Brown.

Precinct Committee Persons (PCPs) from both counties met Aug. 14 and selected four finalists for the commissioners to consider. They are Lake Oswego city councilors Joe Buck and Theresa Kohlhoff and Multnomah county residents Andrea Salinas and Neil Simon. Both have extensive government experience. Not making the final list were Moses Ross, Daniel Nguyen and Alex Josephy.

Read more about the process and how the finalists were selected in this Lake Oswego Review article.

Meeting Criticizes Parrish’s Health Care Proposals

State Rep. Julie Parrish is in hot water in her own district.  At a healthcare gathering in her hometown of West Linn, Parrish’s idea of cutting taxes by cutting some 350,000 Oregonians off the Medicaid rolls elicited more than unkind comments. Parrish herself refused to attend the meeting. Here’s the story.

Parrish-Richardson Collusion in Salem?

When you pay a political consultant (who happens to be State Rep. Julie Parrish  from West Linn) more than $330,000 to help you get elected Secretary of State, can you be wholly impartial when that State Rep puts up a ballot initiative?  For the Oregon Nurses Assn., something isn’t passing the smell test.

Progress by the Oregon Legislature (Summary of Recent Session)

By Jeanne Atkins
Chair, Democratic Party of Oregon

DPO Chair Jeanne Atkins

As the Trump Administration’s disastrous agenda grinds on, here in Oregon we continue to make great strides in passing progressive policies. We’re proud of the work our Democratic team has done to pass legislation in Oregon that will improve the lives of many.

Not everything we asked for was passed in the legislative session that just ended, but I’d like to highlight just a few of these accomplishments which helped to achieve our State Party’s platform and legislative priorities, some of which were so persuasive that Republicans joined in support. Continue reading

Ohio’s Lesson for Clackamas County

An in-depth survey of likely midterm swing voters in Ohio provides useful insights for Oregon and Clackamas County.

Most important is that face-to-face contacts are crucial to help voters understand that politicians are not the only cause of all the problems. Instead, the finger should be pointed at those specific corporations or politicians who acted or supported actions which created the problems in the first place.

The survey found solid support across partisan lines and income levels to curb the outsourcing of jobs, address the opioid crisis, and pass paid family leave.

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Would-Be GOP Governor Candidate Reprimanded by Oregon Ethics Board

State Rep. Knute Buehler, a Bend Republican who has an orthopedic surgery practice, was reprimanded by the Oregon Ethics Commission for not accounting for more than a handful of income in a complaint brought by the Democratic Party of Oregon.

Buehler, who has already raised more than $100,000 toward a possible bid for governor against Democrat Kate Brown, overlooked as many as 75 entries when he filed his paperwork.